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That is Janja Garnbret, the 22-year-old climbing phenom


Janja Garnbret simply doesn’t lose. It’s not in her climbing DNA. From the very first second the Slovenian climber took to a wall she’s been dominant, leaving everybody else with solely a obscure hope of difficult her. Now, she’s heading to the Olympic video games, and able to win gold.

Garnbret started climbing on the age of seven, and instantly confirmed an unbelievable proficiency for the game. Climbing principally for enjoyable in her early years, Garnbret started competing in 2015, the primary 12 months she was in a position to climb within the IFSC Climbing World Cup. On the age of 16 she completed seventh, and it was an indication of success to come back.

The very subsequent 12 months Garnbret returned to the world championships, and dominated. Profitable gold in each lead and bouldering within the youth competitors, and gold in lead amongst adults. The world was witnessing a climber past any expectation, who was displaying greatness.

Over the subsequent 5 years nothing let up. Garnbret went on to win 5 extra gold medals on the world championships, and one other within the European championships. Not solely was she the perfect sport climber on this planet, however branched out into the world out outside mountain climbing, difficult herself with unbelievable ascents, together with a grade 9a face in Spain, probably the most tough of her profession.

Tokyo represents a special sort of problem, however in her first Olympics it appears destined that Garnbret will win gold — until somebody is ready to step up. That appears unlikely.

The right way to watch Janja Garnbret in Tokyo

  • Ladies’s mixed velocity qualifying: Wednesday, August 4 at 3:00 a.m. ET
  • Ladies’s mixed bouldering qualifying: Wednesday, August 4 at 4:00 a.m. ET
  • Ladies’s mixed velocity ultimate: Friday, August 6 at 3:30 a.m. ET
  • Ladies’s mixed bouldering ultimate: Friday, August 6 at 4:30 a.m. ET


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